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The women who changed the world by flying it | FLY WITH ME | American Experience | PBS

At a time when single women were unable to order a drink or eat alone in a restaurant, forbidden to own a credit card or get a prescription for birth control, becoming a stewardess offered unheard-of opportunity and adventure. Maligned as feminist sellouts, “stewardesses,” as they were called, knew different: they were on the frontlines of a battle to assert gender equality and transform the workplace.

Featuring firsthand accounts, personal stories and a rich archive, FLY WITH ME tells a lively, fun and important but neglected history of the women who changed the world while flying it.

FLY WITH ME premieres Tuesday, February 20th at 9/8c on PBS, and the free PBS App.